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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Blogday to me, happy blogday to me (etc, etc)

Well, kitties, today is my blogoversary.  Sort of.  I guess technically, it was sometime in June, which is when I started my blog.  One glorious, ramble-filled post of pointlessness, and then nothing for over a month.  When I started back up and stayed consistent with it, I erased that first post and now proclaim my second glorious, ramble-filled post of pointlessness as my first, and this, my blogoversary.

I had every intention of making a big hoopla of it, but that just didn't work out, so then I thought I'd just let it quietly pass -- but what's a blog without a little hoopla?

So here's a look back at my first year of blogging, with a little something something at the end.

Some of my favorite books I've blogged in this past year:
Some of the duds:
Top 3 reviews I had the most fun with:
  1. Hush, Hush.  Sometimes, it just feels so good to let it out.
  2. Savvy.  The book was just a blast to read, so some of that came through in the review.  Plus, any review that has a list of cool words like 'catawampus' at the end makes me happy.
  3. Soulless.  I had fun mimicking the tone of the book a bit in the break-down, and it was just plain fun to share with you.
Random good bits:
  • This fun end of the year fill in the blank
  • The first Helluva Halloween.  (Notice I said the first.  Numero 2 is a-comin'.)  The spotlights were probably the most fun part of that -- and according to Google Analytics, my Spotlight On: Haunted Houses is one of my most visited pages.  Still.  Not sure why, but people randomly love it. 
  • All of the Banned Books Week posts I did last year.  I am a big BBW supporter, and I loved  getting a chance to talk about the most ridiculous bannings ever or my love of The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Participating in the 12 Blogs of Christmas last year, and the Debut YA Book Battle this year.  It was a lot of fun to connect with other bloggers and be a part of something that helps generate blogger buzz and great book buzz.
  • And obviously, Jane in June.  Though the work load was, um, yeah... the whole month was a lot of fun, and I can't wait to dive in again next year.  In fact, I had so much fun, I am even thinking of other things I like to do with you, including modeling this years Helluva Halloween after JnJ (ie, inviting your guest posts and general awesomeness, and having giveaways full of fantastic.)
Possibly one of the coolest things of this past year, though, is all of you.  I've had such a blast chatting books with you and getting to know you all.  I love seeing people be passionate about things (especially when those things are books), and I've gotten so many good recommendations that have helped swell my TBR Monster to the gargantuan beast it is.  So I blame you, but I thank you.
I've even got to meet a few of you.

So thanks for a great year!  Here's to many more!

Oh, you want something, right?  You think, Misty's having a sappy, thanks, guys, moment, and she's bound to give us something.  Curses, you know me too well!

Fill out this form for a chance to dip your hand into the Prize Pool.  It's about time we all jumped in.


  1. Happy Blogoversary! It sounds like you've had a really fun year =) I definitely hope you do Jane in June again next year! It was a lot of fun1 May I ask how you find out about things like the 12 Blogs of Christmas or the Debut YA Book Wars?

  2. *insert catchy tune* Happy Blogoversary, Happy Blogoversary , Happy Blogoversary, HAPPPPPPPPPYYYYYY Happy Blogoversary!"

  3. Happy Blogoversary Mysty!And like you said Jane in June was a blast! I can't wait for next time.Once a year can be a great annual event!Here's to many more! Cheers!

  4. Happy Blogoversary to you! :) I enjoy reading your blog (even though I lurk more than comment) and I love your sense of humor.
    I especially appreciate your BBW posts because it's a cause I also find important to spotlight.
    Huge Congratulations!

  5. Happy blogday...a month later...LOL! Here's to many more years! I have to tell you that I've always loved your header, but did you get a new layout? It looks great with your header!

    Thanks for the giveaway! My blogoversary is August 5th. Keep a look out for my celebratory giveaway.

  6. Congrats! And here's to many more!(holding imaginary glass in the air)

  7. Happy happy birthday!
    *invisible confetti*

  8. Happy Blogoversary Misty, and it does not matter if one month later! :-)

  9. Happy Blogoversary! It's a perfect opportunity to eat cake.... ;)

  10. Happy Blogiversary! I hope that you have many more to come :)

  11. Happy Blogobirthday! ! ! ! ! ! cake and firecrackers for everyone!

  12. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Happy blogoversary! What a great eventful year of blogging!

  14. Happy belated blogoversary and here's to many more =D

  15. ♫ ♫ ♫ Happy blogoversary to you... ♫ ♫ ♫
    ♫ ♫ ♫ Happy blogoversary to you... ♫ ♫ ♫
    ♫ ♫ ♫ Happy blogoversary dear Book Rat... ♫ ♫ ♫
    ♫ ♫ ♫ Happy blogoversary TOOOOOO YOOOOOUUUU! ♫ ♫ ♫

    Here's to many more.... ^_^

  16. Happy blogoversary! What a great giveaway. I can't decide on just one of your awesome prize pack. BTW, your form didn't have a spot for email address.


  17. Happy Blogoversary and thank you for this great giveaway! :)

  18. oops. I think i accidentally entered twice! sorryyyyy!

  19. Happy Blogoversary!! Congrats on all your accomplishments! You've had a fantastic year and always have so much to offer here. Awesome blog! :)

  20. Happy blogoversary! congrats! Thanks for hosting.


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